Adopt-a-Mile Program

About the Program   |    Benefactors


What is the Adopt a Mile Program?:

"Adopt a Mile" is a program where organizations can earn money and public recognition and marketing simply by coordinating, soliciting and organizing the volunteers for a particular section of the Rochester Marathon course.

What will my organization be required to do?:

Your organization will supply adult volunteers to serve as road marshals along the course, not only cheering on the athletes, but also helping monitor traffic control at the assigned and designated street corners along the course.  You will be responsible for recruiting the volunteers, communicating all instructions to them and meeting them on race morning to ensure they check-in and report to their assigned posts.  You also will pick-up the volunteer shirts & course marshal flags during volunteer pick-up, prior to race day.

What will my organization receive in return?:
  • Recognition with organization link on the Rochester Marathon Website
  • Race specific volunteer shirt
  • Donation to your organization (amount based on the location and volunteers needed).  All responsibilities of the organization must be met or exceeded to receive “full” amount. We reserve the right to reduce monetary earnings if responsibilities are not met.


2018 Adopt-a-Mile Groups/Benefactors

Bayview YMCA
The Bay View Family YMCA exists to strengthen community. The Y isn't just the name on the building. It's a spirit, a movement and a cause. Members join because they believe in the values that the Y stand for. The Bayview Y has proudly served the Webster, Penfield, Irondequoit and various Ontario County communities since 1974.  They nurture the potential of kids, help people understand and improve their health, and provide opportunities to give back and support their neighbors.

Rescue Pit
Rescue Pit was incorporated in November 2014, and officially launched in January 2015. They are a foster-based rescue focused on serving the pit bulls and pit bull owners of Rochester, NY. Rescue Pit is committed to saving lives by creating a network of pit bull advocates who foster homeless dogs, educate the public, and increase general awareness of the breed.

Junior League of Rochester
The Junior League of Rochester is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

St. Ambrose Academy
St. Ambrose Academy provides academic excellence within a loving, diverse Christian environment. St. Ambrose Academy strives to prepare children to become faithful,contributing, compassionate lifelong learners of the global community.

The Rochester Acapella Chorus
More Info Coming Soon!

For more information on getting your group involved, please email